Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure,    but the income of the wicked brings ruin. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,    but the hearts of fools are not upright.    The fool sees that he is being disciplined, …

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9 One who is slack in his work    is brother to one who destroys.  It is likely that more evil is accomplished in this world through neglect than by malice. How many marriages are wrecked by apathy? How much injustice results from indifference? While more than 400,000 are murdered each year, over 9 million die …

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27 The greedy bring ruin to their households,    but the one who hates bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,    but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. 29 The Lord is far from the wicked,    but he hears the prayer of the righteous.    The unethical person may tell …

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